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Dec
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comment Why create a link like this: ln -nsf?
Even if you don't use -s you can delete the link without deleting the original file. Hard links increase the link count of the file so it won't be deleted when you delete only one of the links to it.
Dec
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answered What is the relationship between CPU usage and RAM?
Nov
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Nov
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comment Running SpinRite on a working drive
How will it reduce the potential for drive failure? It makes the drive do more work which will probably shorten its life.
Nov
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comment Is RAID 0 as risky as people say it is?
That's not correct. If both devices have a 50% chance of failing within 5 years there is not a 50%+50%=100% chance that one of them will fail within 5 years.
Oct
12
comment Can a virus melt the CPU?
If the virus affects the kernel and the kernel is in charge of thermal management then a virus can cause permanent hardware damage.
Oct
11
answered How much bandwidth does a T1 typically give?
Sep
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comment Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)
@rschuler I've used FreeBSD and ZFS and found that it's not very stable.
Sep
23
comment Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)
ZFS can be used like RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, or RAID6 since it supports mirroring, striping, and RAID5/6 style parity.
Sep
23
comment Is ZFS and RAID-Z worth using in home made NAS (freeNAS for example)
I'm using Solaris with RAIDZ2 for my personal file server and it's been great. It's easy to set up, fast, and reliable. I wouldn't use Solaris as a desktop OS, but as a server OS I haven't found anything better.
Sep
8
comment Is Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x) 32 bit or 64 bit?
Leopard can address more than 4GB of physical memory and there is no spilling of address spaces. Your bullet points seem to be correct, but your summary is completely incorrect.
Sep
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Sep
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comment Windows 7 on MacBook Pro w/ External Display
Bootcamp does not currently support Windows 7.
Sep
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answered Apple Service Diagnostic application on USB key?
Sep
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comment Snow Leopard: going to a full 64-bit OS
Snow Leopard runs 32-bit applications fine and 64-bit Safari can even use 32-bit plugins.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to find out what application using most of bandwidth in Linux?
If you don't enable promiscuous mode it should only capture traffic directed to your host.
Aug
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